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Stimulus could fund Fremont cops

President Obama apparently wasn’t kidding said the stimulus bill would create high-paying jobs.

Fremont released a report last week estimating that the city would receive more than $9 million in stimulus funds.

Of that $682,824 would go to fund five police officer positions. This is where I usually rail against cops all making more than 100k, but given what happened in Oakland Saturday, I won’t go down that road.

Anyway, the Fire Department would get $1.5 – $2 million for storage buildings at two fire stations that had been put on ice due to cost restraints.

The biggest chunk of change, about $4 million would go for street repairs. There would also be nearly $700k for homeless prevention programs and up to $2 million for clean energy projects.

Matt Artz